Phoenix loureirii

Synonymy: Phoenix humilis, P. hanceana; often confused with P. roebelenii Distribution: India, Southeast Asia
Common names: Mountain date palm Conservation status: Unknown

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An extremely variable species with a widespread distribution ranging from the Himalayas in northeastern India through China to the Philippines. This species has many forms, with the most attractive being the non-suckering type, which resembles a dwarf P. canariensis. Found at an altitude of 1700 m (5600 ft.), it is a very robust species that will thrive in temperate or tropical climates and will tolerate quite hard frosts.

Photo courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein; taken at Huntington Gardens, Pasadena, CA.

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